ARIES (March 21-April 19). It is human nature for the immature to assume that everything they’re going through is unique to them. It’s also human nature for the mature to assure them it’s not. You support those who feel isolated by letting them know they are not inventing new emotions that no one on Earth has felt before. No one is alone. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your first idea may not be refined, but that doesn’t matter. It’s still the best idea. People don’t start out refined, and many never get there. It may not even be an appropriate or worthy goal for most. The rugged truth is what’s called for this week. Trust your own rugged truth and push on. Don’t second-guess yourself! 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). One of your main talents is that you can talk about anything with anyone. People open up to you because they sense that you’re not malicious or judgmental in any form or fashion. After talking with you, people feel lighter. This is what keeps them coming back for more and more. 

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re an innovator this week with stellar ideas about how you can maximize your productivity and provide what’s needed for a fair exchange. Note that it’s more difficult (though not impossible) to make a change in an established situation than it is to start something new. The old habits must break first. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). In a very important way, you are winning now. That’s what makes this the right time to revisit and challenge your prior assumptions. Because if you get too comfortable, you’ll run the risk of a competitor with nothing to lose surprising you with a different take on the situation. If you were your competitor, what would you do? 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Emotional honesty rules the week, and it will feel very unnatural for you to go out into the world and project anything other than exactly what you are feeling. Thursday brings some turmoil. Welcome it. You will learn the most about yourself by embracing the situation you most want to avoid. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A conundrum: You want independence, and yet you also want to be closely bonded to those you love. It requires a conscious decision about what your boundaries will be. Also, it requires you to plot out how and when you’ll spend your bonding time, as this won’t happen without a plan.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your genuine curiosity is the secret sauce that makes for a truly riveting experience. Your conversations will be interesting primarily because you do not ask questions unless you sincerely want to know the answer to them. Your relationships will thrive as you focus your attention outside of yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Beware the overzealous types this week. They will steer you wrong — not on purpose, but because they don’t know what they are talking about. As well meaning as they may be, the understanding that they lack could cost you a great deal of money and time. Books, on the other hand, will steer you right. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). This week is not without conflict, but the way you handle conflict keeps you spiritually and physically fit. Arguments are only helpful when they are short. You know when to drop it, and you’ll probably be the first to do so. This is what keeps your heart and spirit light. Also, you refuse to hold a grudge. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have to be your own best friend this week. It’s not that the other “bests” let you down, but rather that you’ll need to teach them with your example exactly what it takes to be your friend. The rules are simple: Honor your talents. Guard your time. Pull yourself out of harm’s way. Go where the love and fun radiate. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The old sales adage is to talk about things other than the item being sold in order to learn about the customer and build trust. But many new customers just want to understand the bare bones of the deal — to get to the point. This week you’ll be dancing between old and new ways, trying to decide which is right for you.